2023-2024 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Biostatistics MPH

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Biostatistics MPH


APPLYING

After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2022

Applications received after this date have reduced opportunities for admission and financial aid.

Admission Limited to

Consult department.

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General

Letters of Recommendation

3, two from former professors and one from an employer; if no employer, three from current or former professors

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit the program application through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS] and a statement of purpose. Satisfactory completion of at least one year of college-level calculus is required. Students who lack proficiency in calculus will be required to take undergraduate courses in calculus upon matriculation.

Prior academic or professional experience in public health or a related field is not required as a condition of admission. Applications are reviewed by the department that corresponds with the concentration offered by the program.

Applicants must perform satisfactorily on the verbal and quantitative sections of a recent Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and have the requisite coursework needed for the concentration area. Applicants whose undergraduate coursework is deficient may be admitted but will be required to take specified undergraduate courses upon matriculation. At the discretion of the Associate Dean for Academics, the GRE may be waived for applicants who hold a doctoral degree from a U.S. university and have at least five years of relevant postdoctoral experience.

Latin American Studies, M.A./Public Health, M.P.H.

The School of Public Health and the Latin American Studies Program have arranged an articulated degree program, organized to permit specializations within the M.A. and the M.P.H. degrees, with the award of both degrees after approximately three years of graduate study. Qualified students apply to the Latin American Studies Program and to a relevant area of public health, such as: (1) environmental and nutritional sciences; (2) epidemiology; (3) health education; or (4) population and family health.

Potential applicants should contact the Graduate Adviser in Latin American Studies and/or the Public Health/Latin American Studies Articulated Degree Program Adviser, School of Public Health.

Law, J.D./Public Health, M.P.H.

The School of Public Health and the School of Law offer a four year concurrent degree program in which students complete both the M.P.H. and the J.D. degree programs simultaneously. The program comprises three years in the School of Law and one year in the School of Public Health. In addition, the M.P.H. degree requires field-training experience, which is generally completed in the summer following the public health study. Applicants apply separately to the School of Law and the School of Public Health. Students enrolled in the first year of either the J.D. or the M.P.H. program may also apply for admission to the concurrent program. Interested applicants should contact the School of Law and the Student Affairs Office in the School of Public Health.

Management, M.B.A./Public Health, M.P.H.

The Anderson School of Management and the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Fielding School of Public Health offer a concurrent degree program in which students complete both the M.P.H. and the M.B.A. degree programs simultaneously in three years. The M.P.H. requires field-training experience, which is generally completed in the summer following the year of public health study. Applicants apply separately to the M.B.A. program and the M.P.H. program. Those interested should contact both the Anderson School of Management and the Student Affairs Office in the Fielding School of Public Health.

Program Name

Biostatistics MPH
(Biostatistics)

Information regarding the Executive MPH and the MPH for Health Professionals appear separately.

Leading to the
degree of

M.P.H.

Major Code

00HW

Address

51-254 CHS
Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Phone

(310) 825-5250

Email

biostat@ucla.edu

Website

www.biostat.ucla.edu